Paper Discovery Center: To hold free evening learning events in Appleton

CONTACT:

Barb Sauer

Educational Coordinator

425 West Water Street

Appleton, WI 54911

920-380-7491

[email protected]

January 7, 2008—The Paper Discovery Center of Appleton will be holding free evening learning events in 2009 which will cover topics ranging from Paper Making to Bio Fuels.

From January through April, on the second Monday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, adults and older students are invited to attend this series of evening learning events. Course information is as follows:

• Jan 12: Paper Making

Learn about the science and history of paper while exploring the world of fibers and the art of papermaking. This learning event is led by Arnie Grummer, a well-known expert in paper who has presented at the Smithsonian Institute.

• Feb 9: Energy Overview

Get an overview of our nation and state’s energy status and discuss where the future may lead us. This learning event is led by Erin Roth, Executive Director of the American Petroleum Institute.

• Mar 9: Bio Fuels

Discover what Bio Fuels are all about with presenter Tim Donohue, Principal Investigator for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and professor of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

• Apr 13: Dard Hunter

Take in the story of famous paper artist, historian, and book maker Dard Hunter as told by his grandson Dard Hunter III. His publications and museum collection promote the significance of handmade paper as the origin of a global industry.

All evening learning events are free of charge although donations are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating. The events will be held at the Paper Discover Center located at 425 West Water St, Appleton. For more information, please visit http://www.paperdiscoverycenter.org.

The Paper Discovery Center is a science and technology center in Northeast Wisconsin with the aim of celebrating the art and science of paper through interactive and engaging educational programs, exhibits, and activities, with a focus on the industry’s exciting future. The Paper Discovery Center is an arm of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame which is housed in the historic Atlas Mill overlooking the Fox River in Appleton.